Find someone that you can read the Bible with on a weekly basis. Read a Psalm together, start at Mark’s Gospel or Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Maybe you can use the ABCD questions Luther asked of the text:
A: What is this text About?
B: What’s the Best thing about this text?
C: What is the most Challenging or Confusing part of this text?
D: What is God calling you to Do?
We’d love to hear your stories about how God is blessing you through this simple endeavour!
Joy, joy joy down in my heart…Where? That’s the question isn’t it. So much of this life can be described as struggle and suffering. We wait for circumstances to change so we can have some relief but it rarely comes soon enough and never seems to stay. We forget how to laugh and celebrate, we experience the distancing of friendships and the increase of isolation and loneliness. What if joy was a choice and it could be experienced it in any moment of any situation? What if joy had the capacity to establish resilience, strengthen character, and the power to build us into communities? St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians invites us to embrace the pandemic of joy that is highly contagious and leads to an abiding joy that is in our hearts to stay.
Begins Sunday 1st October 2023.
Worship services at Oak Flats will be returning to the Oak Flats Senior Citizens Centre at 43-45 Griffiths Street, Oak Flats, from this Sunday 24th September. All are welcome to join them there at 8:30am as they gather for worship.
The LCA college of bishops has prepared a paper exploring some of the issues surrounding the upcoming referendum on the indigenous voice to parliament.
If you’d like to access it as you decide how you will vote you can download it from here: